China: Partner, Rival or Adversary?
Speaker: Kathleen Walsh
The Maine Chapter of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers will present China expert Kathleen Walsh at the November 16, 2013, meeting. An Associate Professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College, Walsh will speak on CHINA: PARTNER, RIVAL OR ADVERSARY? What does the future hold in view of China’s more assertive role in the international sphere?
Walsh joined the Naval War College in 2006 where she has focused her research on China and the Asia-Pacific region with emphasis on security and technology issues. Her current research includes assessing China’s science and technology development, defense innovation and military modernization efforts, and the role played by foreign R&D investment in China’s development.
Walsh is the author of numerous publications including: “China’s Defense Innovative System: Making the Wheels Spin”; “China’s National Security Strategy: A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma.”
Prior to joining NWC Walsh was a senior independent consultant to several Washington think tanks where she worked for U.S. government clients on issues related to China and Asian regional security arising from globalization.
Walsh has a Master of Arts degree from the School of International Public Affairs at Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the Elliott School of international Affairs at The George Washington University.
The meeting will be at 2:00 p.m., November 16, 2013 at the Kennebunk High School Main Auditorium. The auditorium is at the south end of the building through the door marked #3. Parking is along Fletcher Street in front of the building or behind the south side of the building.
The meeting is open to the public. For information call: 207-967-4298.